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Bicyclists highlight the murals and history of the East Side

Nearly a hundred bicycling advocates and community members turned out for the Eastside Mural Ride. The ten mile ride, with stops at historic murals throughout Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, didn’t just focus … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Painting Positivity

North Park San Diego, once seen as an undesirable area, was revitalized by a movement to exhibit local artistic and cultural elements throughout its streets. This narrated video interweaves images of the street art that … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

From the rubble, an act of creation

By the time he reached his teenage years, Ezekiel Benavides started to have questions about faith. To fight the depression that came about questioning God’s benevolence, he wrote stories, got into art and engineering, and sought professional help. … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

San Diego’s legendary muralist

Victor Ochoa is an original Chicano Park muralist; he continues to advocate for immigrant rights and representation through his art. Deported to Mexico with his family in 1956 during Operation Wetback, … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Youth Power Fest Rally

The California Endowment held the #GetLoud Youth Power Fest Rally this month in Downtown Los Angeles; Amidst displays of youth-centered art, the event hosted booths for the #SchoolsnotPrisons campaign, nutrition advocates and a Latino empowerment … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

What would you do with $5 million?

“What would you do if you had five million dollars?” It’s more money than most of us will see in a lifetime; but six youths from Sacramento attempted to answer the question in … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Visual Public Art project

The Visual Public Art project coordinates with the City of San Diego to promote local artists and beautify the city’s backdrop with painted power boxes and trash cans. “Public art says a … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Art isn’t easy: the real struggle of Long Beach artists

For many, art is considered an extracurricular activity, a luxury, or a frivolity. Artists are often perceived as carefree individuals, but the drive necessary to sustain a living through art is … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ocarina business benefits from renewed interest

With its various shapes and sizes, the ocarina can appear more like a piece of art than a musical instrument. The flute-like instrument dates back to ancient civilizations, where it played a significant role in … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Art and struggle in Boyle Heights

The rising cost of gallery space elsewhere has created the migration of an art scene into Boyle Heights. While some may view this expansion as a positive development for the community, others … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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